The Seven Most Common Signs of Oral Cancer

The Seven Most Common Signs of Oral Cancer

The most important part of your bi-annual dental checkup has nothing to do with your teeth. During these exams, your dentist will screen you for oral cancer. Oral cancer can affect different areas of your mouth and throat, including the voice box, the tonsils, the back of the tongue, and the soft palate (the soft spot at the roof of your mouth). The screening is painless, but why is it so vital? Because oral cancer has a higher death rate than most other cancers.